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Functional Genomics and Systems Biology 2011
29 November-1 December 2011
Wellcome Trust Conference Centre, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, UK

    Abstract deadline: Closed |  Registration deadline: Closed


The complete genome sequences of hundreds of organisms have provided the list of components required to make an organism viable. High-throughput functional genomic technologies continue to generate vast amounts of information describing the functions and interactions of these components within the cell. Through the combined use of computational and experimental techniques, we are now beginning to achieve comprehensive mappings of cellular and molecular networks. However, there are major challenges to interpret these data in a biological meaningful fashion: how should we integrate these disparate data sources, and utilise them to improve our understanding of complex biological systems and diseases?

The meeting will take place at the Wellcome Trust Conference Centre, in the convivial setting of the Hinxton Genome Campus where some of the world's leading scientists can discuss advances in their field and learn about recent progress in others.Additional speakers will be selected to speak from submitted abstracts

To view the programme, please click here

This conference will provide a forum for discussions about post-genomic research in humans and other organisms. Rather than focusing on a particular subject, we will cover a diverse selection of areas in post-genomic science. Topics will include:

- High throughput technologies and their applications
- Cellular assays and imaging
- Functional genomics of disease and model organisms
- Single cell/molecule level analysis
- Genome regulation
- Human genetic variation and disease
- Visualisation and modelling of biological networks and pathways
- Frontiers in computational biology

The conference opens with registration on the 29 November from 09.00-11.00 with presentations starting at 11.00.
The conference will close on the 1st December at approx 14.00.

Scientific organisers
Alvis Brazma EMBL-EBI, UK
Tom Freeman University of Edinburgh, UK
Nicholas Luscombe EMBL-EBI, UK

Invited Speakers
Brenda Andrews University of Toronto, Canada
Keith Baggerly UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, USA
Jurg Bahler University College London, UK
Chris Bakal Institute of Cancer Research, UK
Piero Carninci RIKEN, Japan
Byung-Kwan Cho KAIST, Korea
Bill Cookson Imperial College London, UK
Eileen Furlong EMBL, Germany
Frank Holstege UMC Utrecht, The Netherlands
Mark McCarthy University of Oxford, UK
Duncan Odom Cancer Research UK
Ken Smith University of Cambridge
Michael Snyder Stanford University, USA
Simon Tavaré University of Cambridge, UK
Sarah Teichmann MRC, Cambridge, UK
Matthias Ulhen Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Mike White University of Liverpool, UK

Registration and Accommodation 
The accommodation packages include registration, meals and housing for the nights of the 29 and 30 November 2011. 
If you require additional nights this will be at an additional cost, please contact Jemma on directly for availability.
The no accommodation packages includes registration and meals only.

Important – limited on-site accommodation
Onsite accommodation is no longer available, Single accommodation is available at the Holiday Inn Express at Whittlesford Parkway - please select this option during the registration process. A complimentary shuttle service will be available in the morning and again in the evening. 
Registration Deadline: Closed

Abstracts and Posters
Abstract Deadline is Closed

Please ensure that you follow the abstract guidelines and upload your abstract during registration.
If you are not ready to up-load your abstract at the time of registration, please e-mail your abstract document to Jemma on no later than 3 October.

Poster boards onsite will accommodate 118 cm high by 84 cm wide (A0- portrait) of printed material. Accepted abstracts will appear in the conference programme book and poster boards will be allocated at the conference.

We would like to acknowledge the generous support from the following organisations:



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